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Web Marketing Association Announces 2006 WebAward Winner for Best Small Business Web Site

October 9, 2006; 06:19 AM
The Web Marketing Association is pleased to announce the Best of the Small Business Industry Web site Winner for the 10th annual international WebAward Competition, the Internet’s premier website award competition.

“The Internet has given small businesses the ability to serve customers outside their geographic area,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “Expanding your customer base can be difficult, but those who enter the WebAward competition can gain valuable feedback on how to leverage their website as a tool to attract new customers.”

The small business websites are judged on the following seven criteria during the WebAward competition:
• Design
• Innovation
• Content
• Technology
• Interactivity
• Copy writing
• Ease of use

The overarching goal of the WebAward Competition is to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing the most effective small business websites on the Net today.

This year’s best web site WebAward winners in the small business category are:
Best Small Business Website - http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/index.html
2006 Business Week Online
2005 Stuart Row Landscapes, Inc.
2004 Bridal and Formal, Inc.
2003 Byte Interactive

A complete list of past and present WebAward winners can be found at: http://smallbusiness.webaward.org

The WebAward competition awards web sites in 96 industries as well as determining overall web site awards including Best of Show.

The 2006 Best of Show WebAward was presented to New York-based Big Spaceship (www.bigspaceship.com), for its outstanding work on the "TBS: Department of Humor Analysis" web site at www.tbshumorstudy.com. Big Spaceship joined forces with Mother Interactive to turn their very silly questionnaire into an addictive, fully interactive web site.

R/GA (www.rga.com) was named Top Agency at the 2006 WebAward Competition, taking home 19 WebAwards.

The 2006 WebAward Competition sponsors include:
BURST! Media (www.burstmedia.com)
Misukanis & Odden (www.misukanisodden.com)
SimpleFeed (www.simplefeed.com)
Register.com (www.register.com)
NewsUSA (www.newsusa.com)
AdTools Inc(www.adtoolsinc.com)
Small Army (www.smallarmy.net)
TopRank Online Marketing (www.toprankresults.com)
Creative Chocolate Printing Company (www.creativechocolateprinting.com)
Perseus Development Corp (www.perseus.com)
PRWeb (www.prweb.com)

Media Sponsors include:
Website Services Magazine (www.websiteservices.com)
AdRants (www.adrants.com)
MarketingVox (www.marketingvox.com)
MediaPost (www.wediapost.com)
eComXpo (www.ecomxpo.com)
Ad:Tech (www.ad-tech.com)
Macworld (www.macworldexpo.com)

The Web Marketing Association thanks all of its sponsors for helping to make this annual competition possible.

The Web Marketing Association is working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of Website development and marketing on the Internet.

Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward Competition (www.webaward.org) has been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. Now in its ninth year, the WebAward Competition has become the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

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